We leapt into Spring with the publication in early March of CEER’s new Future Role of Gas (FROG) report - see our feature article below and don’t miss our FROG event (24 April). March 8 (International women’s day) is always an important annual date. CEER chairs the Women in Energy initiative of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER). This year, ICER paired 48 female mentees with mentors from around the globe for our 2018 mentoring programme (started on 8 March), and published a Special Collection of Women in Energy stories. Also out is the ICER Chronicle (an online, twice yearly publication by energy regulators). With 1 billion people worldwide without any electricity, the focus of the ICER Women in Energy panel at the recent World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER) was on how empowering women through access to energy drives growth in the developing world (see international section for WFER highlights).
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Feature: The Future Role of Gas (FROG)
What’s in the CEER Report on the Future Role of Gas?
Key findings of the FROG study
Gas demand and decarbonised gas policy impacts the development of gas infrastructure
What’s next? - FROG study to be presented in a public workshop (24 April)
CEER will hold a public workshop on 24 April 2018 to discuss the findings of the FROG study. The draft agenda and registration of the FROG launch event can be found here. Confirmed speakers include Dr Borchardt, Director, DG Energy, European Commission. In 2018, CEER will continue to work on a CEER vision on the future role of gas from a regulatory perspective. The analysis will build not only on the FROG study but also other relevant studies in this field. We will also continue to work on a range of wholesale and retail gas issues including the interaction and synergies between gas and electricity sector.
Regulators from across the globe gathered in Mexico for the World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER), an international conference held once every 3 years. CEER contributed 11 speakers, 3 trainers and organised the ICER Women in Energy (WIE) event. In an amazing show of solidarity, all women at the WFER spontaneously took to the stage during the (all-female) WIE event. empowering women through access to energy drives economic growth and jobs in the developing world. Because women invest 90 % of their income back into their families, with affordable energy, women can turn around the lives, education and health of their families with enduring effects. WFER keynote speakers included Dr Bertrand Piccard (Solar Impulse, the first successful round-the-world solar powered flight) and (see www.wfer2018.org).
Don’t miss the 30 June deadline for the submission of (1) articles and (2) Women in Energy stories for the next edition of the ICER Chronicle.
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